Infographic: Where Do Discharged Patients Go?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

An analysis of 2010 Medicare claims data by Avalere Health found that discharged Medicare patients are not following their discharge plan for the next site of care.

Of the 41,859 Medicare beneficiaries coded as being discharged to short-term general hospitals for inpatient care, fewer than one in four patients actually went to another short-term general hospital. To see where patients leaving the hospital actually went for their post-acute care, view this new infographic by Avalere.

Where Do Discharged Patients Go for Post-Acute Care

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